Vegan oreo lovers do I have a recipe for you?! These 3 ingredient vegan oreo truffles are incredibly fudgy, decadent, and easy to make. They’re perfect for a quick mid-day snack or they can also satisfy your craving for a late-night treat!
If cookies and cream used to be one of your love languages before taking the plant-based plunge, you’re going to flip for these Vegan Oreo Truffles! Made with just 3 ingredients and just 10 active minutes of kitchen time, these easy-to-make, fudgy, and decadent vegan truffles are sure to satisfy any sweet craving.
As someone who has lived with a lifelong sweet tooth, I’m always on the prowl for simple vegan dessert recipes that are as indulgent as they are animal-friendly. Luckily, I’ve discovered the secret for making the easiest chocolate vegan truffles around — Oreo cookies!
These vegan Oreo balls are essentially made using the cake pop method, which means they’re no-bake, super simple, and require just 3 measly ingredients. Let’s dig in!
As promised, you only need 3 easy-to-find ingredients to make all your oreo cheesecake truffle fantasies come true. Here’s what to grab:
- Oreos - SURPRISE! Oreos are (and have always been) vegan. This even includes other flavors! The only exceptions to this rule are chocolate-covered Oreo varieties and Oreo Cakesters.
- Vegan Cream Cheese - If you haven’t found your favorite brand yet, check out my helpful guide on how to find the best vegan cream cheese money can buy.
- Vegan Chocolate - If you can’t find vegan chocolate chips in the baking aisle, stroll over to the candy aisle where the bar chocolate lives. Any unflavored Lindt Chocolate Excellence with 70% or more cocoa is vegan, as are most dark chocolate options of Green & Black Organics, Tony’s Chocolonely, and unfilled Chocolove brands. Specialty shops like Trader Joe’s & Whole Foods also have lots of options.
Pro Tips for Making Oreo Truffles
- Use a disher for even scoops. While the first iteration of cocoa-dusted, irregularly shaped truffles were so named because they looked like the homonymous mushrooms, these chocolate-dipped babies are easy to make look like a box of See’s chocolates. To get perfectly sized treats, use a mini cookie scoop (a.k.a. “disher” in the parlance of the great Alton Brown).
- Temper your chocolate for a shiny exterior. While this is an optional step that takes a bit of know-how, it’ll result in better-looking treats.
- Decorate your chocolate-coated Oreo cookie truffles with a:
- Sprinkling of crushed Oreos,
- Drizzle of melted chocolate (using a variety of dark, “milk” or white chocolates for added visual interest)
- Sprinkles or sanding sugar
Can you make vegan oreo truffles without cream cheese? Sure! You can feel free to swap in an equal amount of your favorite vegan frosting, but please note that this will result in a sweeter cake truffle.
Which Oreo flavors are vegan? You can use regular, Double Stuff or Thins versions of most Oreo flavors, including regular Chocolate, Mint, Golden, Lemon, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Hazelnut, Java Chip, Birthday Cake, Boo (Halloween), Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Peanut Butter, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Marshmallow, and Caramel Coconut. That there is plenty of variety to make a whole box worth of mixed vegan chocolate truffles.
How to Make Oreo Truffles
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the Oreo cookies (the entire cookie, cream and all!) in a food processor (saving 2 for topping if desired) and pulse until crumbly. Then, add in the cream cheese and pulse until a sticky dough forms.
In 1 tablespoon portions, scoop out the Oreo mixture and roll into balls using your hands (they should be about 1" in size). Place the balls on the parchment-lined baking sheet, you should be able to make about 24 balls. Set the baking sheet in the freezer for at least 30 minutes for the balls to set.
Melt the chocolate chips on the stovetop or microwave. Then, dip each Oreo ball in the chocolate with a fork, allowing the excess chocolate to drip off before placing each ball back on the baking sheet. If desired, sprinkle the tops of each ball with the remaining crushed Oreos or drizzle with more melted chocolate.
Freeze the balls again for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to fully set, and enjoy straight from the freezer!
Once all of the balls have set, consolidate them into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to three months.
Optional Add-Ins & Variations
While these dairy-free Oreo cookies truffles are pretty perfect just the way they are, there’s always room for customization. Here are a few variations worth experimenting with:
- Make them holiday specific. Making Oreo Christmas Truffles or Halloween Oreo Truffles is as simple as using sprinkles, vegan candy melts or dying white chocolate in classic color combinations like green and red or orange and purple.
- Try a different flavor of Oreo. Some of my favorites include Oreo Mint Truffles (consider adding ¼ - ½ teaspoon of mint extract to your melted chocolate to double down on the minty flavor) or Golden Oreo Truffles.
- Gluten-Free Oreo Truffles. Simply swap in gluten-free Oreos and you should be good to go!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
If you’re in the market for an easy vegan dessert, you’d be hard-pressed to find one quite as quick & easy as these beautiful no-bake black and white truffles. Aside from being delicious, this recipe is:
- Made With Only 3 Ingredients. You don’t even need a grocery list!
- Super Versatile. Since Oreo makes so many different flavors, there’s a whole world of possibilities just waiting for you. You can also make them gluten-free!
- Crowd-Pleasing. Essentially, these vegan Oreo balls are like chocolate cheesecake truffles. Who wouldn’t love that?
Let me know if you try out these vegan Oreo truffles, and if you do, I would love it if you left a rating and review below! Make sure you also follow along on Instagram and Pinterest for more food inspiration.
More Vegan Sweets and Treats to Try:
- Strawberry Lime Popsicles
- Cake Batter Ice Cream
- Chocolate Milkshake
- Strawberry Banana Popsicles
- Ice Cream Bars Dipped in Chocolate
- Millionaire Shortbread Bars
- Funfetti Protein Bites
- Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts